This is the final of the A and I Poetry challenge, I co-hosted with Ineke from IScrap2.
The October Prompt was
~ Write a poem to, or about, your future self.
How might you see yourself, or your life, in ten years time.
I am a bit stuck with the rhyming format. Anyway, here is my contribution:
You always doubt yourself; to self, you aren’t that kind,
so do you heed that lesson any better, in ten years time?
Your head is filled with Scandi dreams, of cool and wintry climes,
Whilst living out your life, in heat, with family’s loved pastimes.
Children: oh they have aged so fast, it’s now harder to keep up,
Do you care for any grandchildren, or only Schnauzer pups?
Is there work, or books, that fill your days, so happily evermore?
Surely there’s those countless walks, along the sandy beach foreshore?
Life’s curves can twist, and you might land so soft, or brutally hard,
Changes in health might come so fast, your mind must be on guard.
I hope the body is still supple, and your mind sharp enough,
To contribute to community, a blog, a conversation, and silly stuff.
Ageing is not a pleasant thing, it kinder creeps up on you,
A seventh decade life stage, then retiring from plainview.
As constant as the sun greets each morning, in the east,
Your pursuit of happiness and fun will continue till you cease.
This is me 8 years ago….
and I hope this still will be me in ten years time….
Something poetic to ponder About